Sir: It is unfortunate to note that at least nine persons were killed after their boat capsised in the Bay of Bengal — near Manapad in Tiruchendur in Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu, India. The fact is that there are beautiful spots in these areas like Tuticorin, Manapad and Tiruchendur since they are all coastal areas. It is understandable that there are no safety measures or precautionary steps in place in these areas. Despite many such tragic boat incidents, the safety measures are still in the state of neglect. It is time to follow precautionary steps in all the tourist spots in the larger interests of the public.P SENTHIL SARAVANA DURAIMumbai, India Published in Daily Times, September 12th 2017.